UltraGrid™ is an exposed ceiling grid system offering a range of significant benefits over other systems including greater strength, lower weight, improved spring tension characteristics, enhanced screw retention and improved fire test performance.
The majority of these benefits are derived from our patented UltraSTEEL® technology, a cold rollforming stage of the manufacturing process that effectively doubles the thickness of the raw material without any increase in weight. The resulting increase in strength – or load carrying capacity – is further enhanced by double stitching of the main and cross Tees.
Aesthetically pleasing and offering outstanding versatility, UltraGrid™ is compatible with all types of services including light fittings, air conditioning units and sprinkler systems, and can accommodate a range of lay-in ceiling tiles. This makes the system ideal for commercial, education, health care, residential and industrial projects.
Greater load carrying performance and tensile strength enables raw material savings of up to 20% for reduced weight and easier installation.
The dimpled surface of UltraGrid™ also reduces noise transmission through ceilings.
Screw retention is improved as screws are in contact with a material thickness greater than the nominal gauge of the steel.
After loading UltraGrid™ displays a 31% reduction in permanent deformation vs similar products without the UltraSTEEL® process.
Fire test performance in a studded wall application shows that UltraSTEEL® performs significantly better in stability, integrity and insulation.